LeBron is still better than KD
Kevin Durant erased the stigma that he couldn’t win a title when he got his ring as a part of the Warriors juggernaut that rolled through LeBron James and Cleveland in the Finals. Since his win over LeBron it’s become trendy for fans and the NBA media to say that Durant has surpassed James as the league’s best player.
Colin explained that LeBron is still the best player in the NBA over Durant, and it’s not close. Aside from LeBron coming off one of the best months in one of the best seasons of his career in year 15, Colin pointed out that Golden State is only 5-8 without Steph Curry in the lineup this year, and just got run off the floor by the Pacers.
The reality is that Curry makes the Warriors go, not Durant, and at no point does KD ever feel the burden of going into a game knowing he has to carry the Warriors to get a win. LeBron does it every single night.
The Conor McGregor fiasco is ultimately good for UFC’s business
Conor McGregor is facing criminal assault charges after an unhinged attack on a bus full of fighters at the UFC 223 press conference, and Colin thinks the whole thing feels like a PR stunt that went sideways.
With the UFC largely out of the news for the better part of a year, and McGregor not having fought in the Octagon since November of 2016, the sport needed some visibility. This morning they’re dominating headlines. Colin isn’t justifying McGregor’s behavior, but the publicity is ultimately good for McGregor’s brand and the UFC’s bottom line.
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Rob Parker – FS1 is in-studio explaining why he thinks the Conor McGregor fiasco was a PR stunt gone wrong.
Mark Medina – Warriors beat writer for the San Jose Mercury News joins the show to talk Golden State’s struggles without Steph, and if the Lakers have enough talent to attract LeBron.
Chris Mannix – Senior Writer at Yahoo! Sports The Vertical joins the show to explain why there are big long term questions about Kyrie Irving for Boston.